I Was Pondering … Accidentals: 3-Minute Meditations

Accidentals – 3 Minute Meditations

Luke 2:19 tells us “And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.”  Some Bible versions say, “She pondered.” The original Greek word for ponder is sumballo which means to “throw together.” Think of these 3-minute meditations as a throwing together of thoughts, ideas, and reflections related to a particular topic.  They are not meant to be teachings, but rather invitations and perhaps helps to reflecting more deeply in your own heart.

Today’s topic is “Accidentals”. “Accidentals” are what we can perceive with our senses: sight, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching. Accidentals are just appearances. We generally contrast them with “substance” which describes the essence or true being. The Eucharist’s essence is the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ.

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Magnificat, taken from Luke: 1, is the great hymn of praise that Mary prayed while visiting her cousin, Elizabeth. We trust that this sharing will help us better understand that we are truly children of God, made in His image and likeness. Join with us as we come together in God’s presence and proclaim that the Almighty has done great things for you and me. Holy is His Name!

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